About Park Faire Photography

I am a wife to my best friend, and biggest supporter. We have three crazy, wonderful, and amazing kids who always keep us on our toes! We love seeing them grow and learn every day! One of my greatest passions is photography. I love capturing life's most precious moments, as seen through the lens. I love to stop and savor every second, finding the beauty in the simplest of things. What started as a hobby has grown into one of the biggest blessings of my life, and I am so thankful to be able to do what I love!

Kindergarten Graduation Cap & Gown Portraits

SO one of the amazing perks of being a photographer, is getting to capture my own kiddo’s milestones!!!!  In addition to being a family portrait photographer, many of you may not know that I also capture preschool portraits!  (Shameless plug here… I am ALWAYS looking for more schools to capture….. so If you are interested. let me know!!!) So, for now, I have my own little model in the house, and we actually captured these portraits (like many many others) in our kitchen!

So while we do use our little girl as a model often, these photos are the real deal. Fair warning…. this post will be a little more personal than most of my photography posts!

So….we opted to start a year early, and at 4 years old, began our homeschool journey this year with Creedence.  Which means, our girl is now graduating Kindergarten!!!

Bring on the waterworks………..now.

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We have had an amazing time this year learning just how WE homeschool best, and getting our own groove.  She is doing INCREDIBLE, and making HUGE strides!!!  She is SO SMART.. She even graduated TOP of her CLASS!!!! (a little homeschool humor…)

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She has already chosen her career path, and is on the move to make her DREAM COME TRUE!!!!  This future Disney Imagineer is very engineer minded, and she can problem solve like no other!  How her little mind works really blows me away!

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To say that Creedence is very independent, and self driven, would be a massive understatement!  Two traits which (I pray) will serve her well through our homeschool journey.  She has kept us on our toes all year, and blown us away with not only her intelligence, insight, and comprehension, but also her love, compassion, and kind-hearted nature.

And how on earth could we forget her HILARIOUS Personality?!?!

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Watching her grow and learn has truly been one of the most amazing blessings in my life.  Yes.. I am gushing, but I just can’t imagine life without my little sidekick.  My best friend. My heart!!!  When God made this one.. He definitely pulled out ALL of the Stops!!

 

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And do we possibly have a mini photog in our future??? Maybe….. This shot here ^^^ Believe it or not, she actually posed the entire thing (including all of the props) herself!! I was pretty impressed, and it reminded to stop and listen.  One of the most important things I have learned this year is that, as parents, we should always take the time to stop and really listen to our littles.  I am always surprised with how insightful she is!!!

So as we get ready to close out our first year, we look back and see how far we have come, but more importantly, we look forward to how bright her future will be!!

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Farewell Kindergarten!!!!  We have loved EVERY SECOND of you, and we will always look back with fond memories of our first homeschool year together!!!

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annnddd.. because this is my photography blog, OF COURSE I would LOVE to capture YOUR little one’s Preschool or Kindergarten Graduation Photos as well!!!!  Contact me for more information on Preschool/Kindergarten Portraits….either personal or in-school!!

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Lakeland Family Photographer [Onsite vacation Portraits!]

I am so excited about this post!!!  It is not every day you get to capture the 10 year wedding Anniversary portraits of your best friend and her fabulous family!!

I had the honor of attending their wedding 10 years ago, and I love them more now than I did then!!!

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I LOVE these kiddos so much, and am so happy to be able to capture them as they grow!

and seriously.. how gorgeous are they?!?!?  I mean…. this family…. Can you say PERFECT!??!

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So I am sad to say that we now live many many miles apart, and we only get to see each other once a year or so.  So, for this shoot, we had a fun time exploring their resort for some great locations to capture these shots.

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Capturing these images of these two… besides them being gorgeous, they made my job SO easy!  They love each other so much, and it it surely shows!!

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These guys have such an amazing and long life ahead together, and I am looking forward to capturing their next 10, 20, and 30 years together!

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Happy trails you guys!  Here’s to 100 more!!!

Lakeland Family Photographer [Lake Parker Park] Family Memories and make believe Tent!

I recently had the pleasure of meeting this sweet family and capturing their portraits at Lake Parker Park.

I absolutely LOVE, can I emphasize JUST HOW MUCH I LOOOVEEE this tent setup?!?!

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Let me tell you… Capturing portraits outside in July in Florida is NO. JOKE.  I mean, we are talking “feels like 108” out there.  But let me tell you.  These guys… They were AMAZING!!

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Besides the heat, we had a fantastic time chasing this adorable little girl around!!!

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Isn’t she just the most adorable little thing ever?!?!  She made the day fun, and reminded me why I am so lucky to do what I do!!!

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These guys are such an amazing family, and I am so happy to have met and captured these moments and show their love!  They are just perfect!!!

 

If you would like to capture your own tent session, contact me today!

parkfairephoto@gmail.com

 

 

Tampa Photographer [Prom Memories]

Oh how I love Prom!!!!  Gorgeous dresses, makeup and a great night out with friends… it makes me nostalgic!  I have had the pleasure of capturing this beautiful girl and her family for many years now, and have so enjoyed seeing her and her sisters grow up!

How gorgeous is she??!!

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Book your Senior Prom shoot with Park Faire!!

 

 

Lakeland Senior Photographer Downtown Lakeland, Florida [Andre’s Senior Memories]

A few years back, I had the honor of photographing a wonderful Girls’ Senior Memories.  This year, I got to meet and photograph her equally awesome brother, Andre!

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We had a fabulous time running around downtown and dodging some crazy thunderstorms capturing his senior shots.

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Andre is a great kid with high aspirations.  With his charm, personality, and brains, I know he is going to go far!!

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What a pleasure to meet him, and spend more time with this family!  Congrats Andre!  I can’t wait to see how far you will go!

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Book your Senior Session today!!  parkfairephoto@gmail.com

Santa Visits at Home! [Santa Christmas Photo Sessions at YOUR home with Park Faire Photography 2018]

What is more magical than meeting Santa? How about having Santa show up to surprise your unsuspecting family in your own home?!?!

This 2018 Christmas Season, Park Faire Photography is excited to bring the Magic of Santa right to your home! No more waiting in long lines at the mall for a 3 minute visit and one shot pose of the kids with Santa. How about having him surprise the kids in their own home?! Santa would love to visit with your family!!

It all begins with an unsuspecting knock on the door…..

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and quite the surprise on the other side!!!!

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Your little ones will be very excited to sit in Santa’s lap and tell him their list of Christmas Wishes!

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Sit Back, Relax, and

Watch as your child delights in sharing a cookie and a glass of cold milk with the Big Man himself!

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He can spend time reading a Family Christmas favorite… a magical memory your child is sure to never forget!

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Don’t forget to take some family photos before he heads back to the North Pole!

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Create precious memories that your children will cherish forever!!!

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Send Santa off with a big wave and a smile!!!

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shhhhhhh…… its a secret!!!!!! Want Santa to come visit your home?????

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Park Faire Photography is bringing Santa into your home this December on select nights to visit with your family. We will capture Santa’s visit, so you can sit back enjoy your family’s time with him!

What do I get with a Santa Session? – During his visit, Santa would love to eat cookies and milk, go over the finishing touches to that Christmas List, help decorate the tree, or even read a story to the kids! He will spend about 20-30 minutes with your family before jetting back to the North Pole to finish up preparing for Christmas Eve!

About a week after the session, you will receive a fully edited downloadable gallery of all photos taken during his visit. Don’t forget to take your family shots by the tree with Santa while he is there!

These Limited Dates will book fast…. Book yours early and don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity this season!

Be sure to comment below, or email parkfairephoto@gmail.com to receive an email with session dates and details before they are announced publicly!! Dates will be released at the end of September!!

Follow the blog to keep up to date on the Santa Sessions and all of Park Faire Photography’s specials!

Lakeland Senior Photographer Circle B Bar & Florida Southern College [Erin’s Senior Memories]

Erin is a girl after my own Heart….. She loves Band and is a seasoned musician.  So you can imagine how excited I was to capture her memories along with her favorite instruments.. the Saxophone and Clarinet.
We enjoyed a favorite shooting location of mine, Circle B. Br Reserve, as well as exploring the beautiful campus of Florida Southern College.  Congratulations Erin on your Graduation!!  I wish you the best on your future endeavors, and know you will go far!!!

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To book your Senior Session, contact Park Faire Photography today!!

Tampa Child Photographer [Pen turns 5! Curtis Hixon ]

Can it really be?  Can Penelope really already be turning 5??? Its true!

I have had the pleasure of capturing P’s photos since she was just 1, and have so enjoyed watching her grow into the amazingly sweet little girl she is today.   For her 5th Birthday, we ventured to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa to capture her sweet smile!  I just Love her!

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Tampa Senior Photographer [A & E Senior Twin Brothers Love Baseball]

Can I just say…..these two young men are what is right with the next generation!  I have had the pleasure of meeting these two more than once, and have been so impressed with them!  It is so refreshing to see such well-mannered, and respectful young men up and coming.. and I know they both have a Very Bright future ahead of them!

So, needless to say, I was more than thrilled to capture their senior memories! These boys live and breathe baseball, so incorporating that into their photos was a no-brainer.  I just love how these turned out!

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I am so honored to have been able to capture these memories for these amazing young men!  Congratulations you two!! I look forward to seeing you do big things!

To schedule your Senior Session, Contact Park Faire Photography today!